Compare The Blackstone Group vs Unison BETA

See how Unison vs. The Blackstone Group compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 181 reviews)
4.3
(based on 29 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.6
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
3.7
Work-life balance
3.0
4.1
Senior Management
3.6
4.1
Culture & Values
3.5
4.0
CEO Approval
The Blackstone Group Ceo Stephen A. Schwarzman
98%Stephen A. Schwarzman
Unison Ceo Thomas Sponholtz
77%Thomas Sponholtz
% Recommend to a friend
81%
74%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
82%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Smart people"(in 18 reviews)
"Great place"(in 10 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
"Long hours"(in 40 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate

I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

People are all very determined, intelligent and generally kind.

Cons

Sometimes too big of a company atmosphere.

Current Employee - Technical Product Manager

I have been working at Unison full-time for less than a year

Pros

High growth, lots of opportunity, interesting product. The engineering team uses modern technologies and adopts engineering best practices. The IT team is strong, using Google Suites and making the... best software and hardware available to all team members. Strong executive leadership presents a clear vision of what we are trying to achieve. The environment is progressive, inclusive, kind and polite. Aggressive behavior isn't tolerated. The company promotes diversity and equality. My manager is excellent. He identified potential issues in how I was handling relationships with other employees, and gave me direct and helpful feedback to address the problems. I'm able to get my job done in 40 hours per week. Unison is a finance company, not a tech company.

Cons

High turnover. Lots of people (>25% this year) are let go. Each firing or layoff so far appears to me to be the legitimate correct decision for the company. I suppose it's a risk that new... employees should understand when joining a high growth company in a competitive industry. In my role, I have a strong manager who provides clear direction and structure. However, the company does not have a CTO, and engineers generally do not receive the support and structure they need to feel comfortable. Most employees work in an open office this is beautiful and well stocked, but very loud. The company previously instituted a work-from-home policy, but is considering revoking this. I have a great commute, but other people, who were hired when work-from-home or work-from-San Jose-WeWork was in place, have a two hour commute.

Advice to Management

Make sure that each software engineer meets with his or her manager for at least 30 minutes at least twice per month to receive support. Create a quite space for software engineers to work in. ... Allow other people to opt-in to working in the quite space. Honor the work-from-home agreement for our existing full-time software engineers. Several of our engineers are high-performing, key employees, and it would be extremely disruptive to lose them.

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